- What is spirituality?
- What does it mean to be spiritual?
- What is the relationship between psychology and spirituality?
- Have you come across any myths or misconceptions associated with a spiritual awakening?
Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality.
For the last four years he has been included (this year at no. 62) in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential living people.’ His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, Back to Sanity, and his latest book The Calm Center.
His books have been published in 19 languages, while his articles and essays have been published in over 40 academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including Philosophy Now, Tikkun, The Daily Express, The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and others.
He regularly appears in the media in the UK, and has recently been featured on BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC World TV, and BBC World Service radio.
Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Steve’s book ‘The Calm Center’ was published through Eckhart’s own publishing imprint.
Inspirational quote –
Alternative Practice – Psychology and Spirituality
Action Step – Quietness. In the modern world, the world is a busy place and there are all kinds of devices which enables us to take our attention away to the present moment – iPads, mobile phones, computers, and everything else. It’s so easy for us to live at a state of destruction. It’s so easy for us to escape the present moment. It’s really important to make sure that there are periods of quietness in your life.
Major Life Lesson – Human life is always filled with some degrees of suffering now and then, from time to time, always going to face difficulties and challenges, but I think the lesson that we should learn is that every challenge and every difficulty has a positive undertone to it. On the other side of difficulty, there is an opportunity for growth, deepening and transformation.
Life Purpose – To contribute to an awakening of consciousness throughout the whole human race
- Best Advice – Accept your thoughts. Don’t think of your thoughts as an enemy. Don’t push them away. Just observe them.
- Personal Habit – Contact with nature. As much as possible, I’d like to walk in the local park on the country side.
- Book Recommendation – Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Learn more about Steve at https://www.stevenmtaylor.com/
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